We're getting our new puppy this Saturday (yay!), and we've been out buying all the things she's going to need. She'll be crated at night in our bedroom, but I've been stressing out about what to do during the day while we're at work. I really, really don't want to keep her in the small crate all day long, even with having my mother come over mid-day and let her out for a run and pee.
Ideally, I would have liked to gate off the kitchen area and let her have her run of the kitchen, we have ceramic tile. But, we'd have the table/chair leg chewing factor.
We were at PetSmart tonight and I bought this Pet Yard thing http://www.northstatesind.com/petgat...rd_xt_8665.htm, it seems like a good idea, I'll set it up in the livingroom with some kind of liner underneath and a bed and blankets.. and since she's 'paper trained' I thought I'd put a small litter pan with some newspapers in case she needs to piddle. At least she'll be able to jump around and play with her toys....
I know it's not an ideal situation, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who works, LOL. What do some of you folks do when you're out of the house during the day?
Thanks for any input!